Tag Archives: mountains

#156 – Y Garn and Foel Goch in the Glyderau

After my recent Carneddau trip (see post #155) I had checked the map and realised that I had passed close to several aircraft crash sites on the route – most of these date back to WW2, when training flights sometimes … Continue reading

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#155 – The Southern Peaks of the Carneddau, North Wales

Back to the hills of the Carneddau this week. I tend to bang on a bit about these wild, deserted hills, and a day there never disappoints. My last trip there had been just a few weeks back (see Post … Continue reading

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#154 – Cwm Glas – Peace and quiet on the busiest mountain in the UK

Of the 6 million visitors each year to the Snowdonia National Park, quite a few decide to walk up Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon).  Being the highest peak in Wales and England at 1085 metres (3560 ft) is one good reason, but … Continue reading

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#153 – “Foot Mountain” – on foot!

Living on the edge of the Clwydian Hills in North East Wales, with the glories of Snowdonia just an hours drive away, you might wonder that we bother going to other mountain areas in Wales. The thing is, the country … Continue reading

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#152 – A walk up ‘Big Mountain’

Welsh is a poetic language, and a language of poets. Names of mountains, valleys and lakes have a magical sound to English ears, and learning a little of the language opens a door towards understanding. A mountain name like “Slippery … Continue reading

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#151 – Carneddau air-crash, Craig yr Ysfa

It was a strange kind of winter in North Wales this year. We ‘hardy mountain types’  :-) like to get out to play in the snow, but the snow was erratic, never hanging around for long – when it did … Continue reading

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#150 – Cadair Idris by the Fox’s Path and the Pony Track

Anyone following UK mountain walking blogs at the moment will notice a common theme – at its most basic, the UK is being hammered by one of the longest periods of wet, windy weather that anyone can remember for a … Continue reading

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